MPATI - Its Problems & Solutions

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MPATI - Its Problems & Solutions

Post by KirtB » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:28 pm

MPATI-Its Problems & Solutions, May 1963 Electronics World

Although you wouldn't know it from the title, this is actually another of John T. Frye's "Mac's Radio Service Shop" stories. MPATI stands for "Midwest Program on Airborne Television Instruction," and was a pre-satellite-era system for broadcasting educational programming to areas that otherwise did not experience good quality over-the-air reception. DC-6 airplanes were outfitted with a transmitter and a hydraulically stabilized antenna, and would fly for many hours at a time to provide rural areas with classroom instruction via TV. MPATI is a obvious spin-off of the Stratovision system experimented with by Westinghouse Electric ...
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